Google Gamed the 700 Mhz Auction? No!

Republican lawmakers are crying foul: Google Inc. manipulated a U.S. government spectrum auction by bidding just enough to trigger rules that will open a nationwide set of airwaves to any device and then walking away, Republican lawmakers said. The so-called open-access requirements, also backed by consumer groups, may have…

Republican lawmakers are crying foul:

Google Inc. manipulated a U.S. government spectrum auction by bidding just enough to trigger rules that will open a nationwide set of airwaves to any device and then walking away, Republican lawmakers said.

The so-called open-access requirements, also backed by consumer groups, may have shortchanged taxpayers by discouraging more companies from bidding, Representative Fred Upton, a Michigan Republican, said today at a hearing.

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I Got My Copy (I’m Guessing It Won’t Be Around For Long)

SEW points to the Googolopoly.pdf on Box.net (an unabashed link bait ploy, I'm biting). The game pokes fun at Google's market share, as well as the current fate of the MSFTs, AOLs, and Yahoos of the world. It's actually well done. But, it's only a matter of time before…

Googlopoly

SEW points to the Googolopoly.pdf on Box.net (an unabashed link bait ploy, I’m biting). The game pokes fun at Google’s market share, as well as the current fate of the MSFTs, AOLs, and Yahoos of the world. It’s actually well done. But, it’s only a matter of time before Hasbro sues these guys, which I am guessing is exactly what they want. (After all, Hasbro is going after Scrabulous…)

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Back. Nice Week to Take Off

So I missed a week of the Ring Cycle between Yahoo, MSFT, AOL, Newscorp, and Google. Wow. Somehow I think I'll survive. Things I found interesting last week: Yahoo crowing about an unbuilt platform and launches flickr video. Not sure this would have been the tack had the Ring…

So I missed a week of the Ring Cycle between Yahoo, MSFT, AOL, Newscorp, and Google. Wow. Somehow I think I’ll survive. Things I found interesting last week:

Yahoo crowing about an unbuilt platform and launches flickr video. Not sure this would have been the tack had the Ring not been Cycling. But it does strengthen their case about staying independent. Latest roundup from the NYT here.

I read about this story while in Europe. EU wants to slash search data retention period to six months

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